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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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37 Holland America Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews

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Everyone on board agreed that this cruise was not only one of the most unusual cruises they have ever been on, it was ... Read more
Spectacular! Cruise or Bust!
12/14
As a 4-Star Mariner of the HAL company, I have had the opportunity to sail on many of the ships in this fleet and can ... Read more
Perfect in every way! Aussie Battler
12/14
I have just completed the Christmas / New Year 20 day South America and Antarctica cruise aboard the Zaandam with my ... Read more
We chose this cruise for the destinations, we are not cruise experts and have only been on a few cruises prior to this ... Read more
I LOVED this cruise. The Chilean coast is like Alaska on steroids, and the ports of call are easy to enjoy on ... Read more

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My husband and I honeymooned on the Zaandam over Thanksgiving. We knew that HAL is known as a cruise line for an older ... Read more
11/13
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on Zaandam from Valparaiso to Rio. Staff were always friendly, fun and ... Read more
ANTARCTICA 2013 mremsha
01/13
My wife and I have been on numerous cruises throughout the globe on different cruise lines over the years. This is our ... Read more
Overall, this is a trip of a lifetime. You will be mesmerized by the Chilean Andes, and there will never be anything to ... Read more
Reviews of the Veendam are overwhelmingly positive for South American cruises and quite mediocre for Bermuda cruises, ... Read more

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i would not recommend this cruise because most of the ports are not exciting.buenos aires is great,montevedeo is ... Read more
Having heard generally good reports about Holland America, we set off anticipating something that bit special, but ... Read more
12/10
This was my first cruise ever and it couldn't have been better. I traveled with my mid-70s parents and they loved it ... Read more
Our trip aboard the Veendam was nothing short of spectacular in every way. The entire crew, particularly the Captain ... Read more
This cruise truly was a dream come true for me. We lucked out weather-wise - and the only turbulant waters were while ... Read more

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12/10
We left Valparaiso on a boat that had just been in a huge storm but we would have the best weather in years. A bit of ... Read more
Valparaiso to Buenos Aires SanFrancisotraveler
11/10
General We took this cruise mainly to see the Chilean fiords and islands, go through the Darwin Channel, Beagle ... Read more
Trip Report for cruise on the MS Veendam from 11/26/10 to 12/08/10. Bottom Line Up Front: Good cruise overall on ... Read more
It's been a few years since we last sailed with HAL, having cruised several times with Princess and once with Celebrity ... Read more
This was our first Holland America cruise; a 30 day tour of South America. There were many pluses but one big negative. ... Read more

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Be forewarned, this is a lengthy, detailed review. I always find that detailed reviews are most valuable to me so I ... Read more
My wife and I had sailed 4 times on Celebrity but had heard that Holland America was a step above, so we decided to pay ... Read more
01/10
We arrived to the Santiago airport to board the transfer bus to Valparaiso and were told by HAL staff the ship was ... Read more
01/10
We boarded the Veendam late due to the previous cruise running behind and also as the Veendam had been infected with a ... Read more
12/09
Had mixed feelings about embarking on this cruise because of concerns about seasickness and my fairly recent dependence ... Read more

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